Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-12-4323. Assessment of costs -- area or taxable valuation option. (1) The city council may assess the entire cost of such improvement against the entire district, each lot or parcel of land within such district to be assessed for that part of the whole cost which its:
     (a) area bears to the area of the entire district, exclusive of streets, avenues, alleys, and public places; or
     (b) taxable valuation, including improvements, bears to the taxable valuation of the entire district.
     (2) The council, in its discretion, shall have the power to pay the whole or any part of the cost of any street, avenue, or alley intersection out of any funds in its hands available for that purpose or to include the whole or any part of such costs within the amount of the assessment to be paid by the property in the district.
     (3) In order to apportion the cost of any of the improvements provided in this part between the corner lot and the inside lots of any block, the council may, in the resolution creating any district, provide that whenever any of the improvements provided in this part shall be along any side street or bordering or abutting upon the side of any corner lot of any block, the amount of the assessment against the property in such district to defray the cost of such improvements shall be so assessed that each square foot of the land embraced within any such corner lot shall bear double the amount of the cost of such improvement that a square foot of any inside lot shall bear.

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 143, L. 1915; re-en. Sec. 5260, R.C.M. 1921; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 143, L. 1927; re-en. Sec. 5260, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 11-2246(a); amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 682, L. 1983.

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